The delicate and graceful I Ricchi Poveri Five Butterflies Ltd. Edition was designed and produced by the eminent, multi-award winning designer and artist Ingo Maurer.
The German-born designer studied graphic design in Munich and in 1960 left his homeland for the USA. After establishing himself as a freelancer in both San Fransisco and New York, Maurer returned to Germany and founded his own design studio Design M, specialising in the design and production of lamps and luminaires. Since that time, Maurer has enjoyed international acclaim and his work has been celebrated globally.
Constructed entirely from sustainable and eco-friendly materials, the I Ricchi Poveri Five Butterflies Ltd. Edition consists of glass, brass and aluminium. The filigree butterflies which adorn the floor lamp are all hand crafted and give the impression that they are flying around the lightbulb. The base of the luminaire consists of a square mount and from the base a delicate, wire construction holds the bulb. As its name suggest, the I Ricchi Poveri Five Butterflies Ltd. Edition is a limited edition, with only two-hundred copies ever produced. Measuring 10 x 10 x 65 cm, the lamp's cable length is 200cm.